Tim Cook: "Apple Music will forever change the way you perceive music"
"Apple Music will forever change the way you perceive music," Tim Cook said at a conference in San Francisco to everyone in attendance, not to mention the hundreds of thousands…

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Radiohead: Where do we go next?
In connection with the 20th anniversary of the album "The Bends" John Harris recalls the difficult story of the creation of Radiohead's masterpiece. It was February 1994, and Radiohead had…

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We must try to distinguish good performers from bad ones. Interview with Selfieman
Selfieman is a new project of multi-instrumentalist Nikolai Stravinsky, a member of such groups as Cockroaches !, Missiles from Russia and Fairy Dragee. Selfieman's debut album, consisting of 8 tracks,…

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10 classic albums that The Smiths wouldn’t have been without Meat Is Murder

If The Smiths debut album “The Smiths” only sparked a spark of interest, then the second album of the band “Meat Is Murder” really created a subculture.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the release of the album, we recall ten albums that simply could not have been without this legendary creation of The Smiths.

The Stone Roses – “The Stone Roses”
Madchester would probably have happened without the “Meat Is Murder” (after all, it’s largely due to ecstasy), but it would have been much more boring. John Squire thanks Johnny Marr for guitar freaks and vibble wobbles on “How Soon Is Now?” on the American release of “Meat Is Murder” – inspiration Continue reading

I am a very happy person. Interview with Noel Gallagher

Actually, we wanted to write about the “asshole from the working class,” but the quote above is more shocking.

After the meeting of Daniel Koch with the musician, the realization came: Noel Gallagher is a damn sweet guy, and not at all a boisterous asshole, as many people used to see him. He only pretends to be that way and it gives him a lot of pleasure.

A conversation with Noel Gallagher is very difficult to reflect in writing. Not because this person has nothing to say – on the contrary: he cuts one caustic official statement after another, you can immediately give it to the press. But the first problem arises already in translation: the use of the words “fuck, fuckin ‘, Continue reading

Bitterness fruit smoothie. Interview with Marina And The Diamonds

Marina Lambrini Diamandis worships reckless front-women from indie and rock groups, and she makes pop music herself.
While in 2012 she adhered to the image of an extravagant bubblegum princess, on “Froot” she shows her talent as a songwriter and creates a whole garden of electronic music, where, however, there is an entrance to guitars. Lena Ackermann met with Diamandis in Berlin.

Anyone who dives deeper into the world of Marina And The Diamonds from the Froot album will end up in a fluorescent orchard, where instead of Granny Smith apples grow cherries from the One-armed Bandit. In the title track of the album, Marina brings out sweet-voiced trills like “Frohohohot”, turning into flirty “Lalalalala”. In the text of the song, she drops a couple of octaves below and sings with the Continue reading

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Eccentricity and Melancholy: Interview with Florence + The Machine
Two hours before the interview, a call comes in: you cannot drive up early, but is it best right now? Arriving at the Boutique Hotel, located right in the center…

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The Unstoppable Hoster
We live in a century of superstars "from a neighboring courtyard," from Ed Sheeran and Ben Howard to Khozier, who is currently tearing away to the full on both sides…

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You can look to the future with hope. Interview with Neon Lights
St. Petersburg electronic duo Neon Lights was created by two music critics Yevgeny Lazarenko and Max Hagen, in response to the many cries of offended musicians "first try, then criticize."…

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Blur's 24 Greatest Songs Stories
Blur's eighth studio album, "The Magic Whip", will be released April 27, 2015: the beginning of a new era in the band’s history is very close. To set the mood,…

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